Sheet Music Washington DC

Sheet music includes guitar music, piano music, choral music, classical sheet music, woodwind sheet music, and strings sheet music. There is sheet music for almost any kind of music and for any instrument. Please read on to learn more information and to find music shops in Washington, DC and other providers of sheet music.

Musical Source
(202) 387-7401
1409 15Th Sr Nw
Washington, DC
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Dale Music Co
(301) 589-1459
8240 Georgia Ave
Silver Spring, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Gailes Violin Shop
(301) 474-4300
10013 Rhode Island Ave
College Park, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Print Music

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Foxes Music Co
(703) 533-7393
416 S Washington St
Falls Church, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Guitor Center Inc
(703) 980-6089
3107 Furman Ln
Alexandria, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Digital Piano, Electronic Keyboard, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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House Of Musical Traditions
(301) 270-9090
7010 Westmoreland Ave
Takoma Park, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music
Store Information
Instrument Rental: Yes
Website Sales: Yes
Lesson Information
Lessons: Yes
Clinics: Yes
Instrument Repair Information
http://www.hmtrad.com/catal/repairs.html
We work with several skilled luthiers and repair people to provide you with repair services on a wide range of instruments:
-Fretted instruments: guitar (acoustic & electric), banjo, mandolin, ukulele, lap dulcimer
-Violin family: violin, viola, cello, bass
-Other strings: autoharp, hammered dulcimer, folk harp, zither
-Hand drums: djembe, ashiko, bodhran, conga, bongo, tabla, etc.
-Wind & brass: clarinet, flute, trombone, trumpet,
Hours
Sunday - Monday 11:00AM-5:00PM
Tuesday - Saturday 11:00AM-7:00PM

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Southworth Guitars
(301) 718-1667
7845 Old Georgetown Rd
Bethesda, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Jerry Music
(301) 907-6900
4838 Rugby Ave
Bethesda, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Band & Orchestral, Drums & Percussion, Sound Reinforcement, Recording Equipment, Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music, DJ Equipment

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Brobst Violin Shop
(703) 256-0566
5584 General Washington Dr
Alexandria, VA
Types of Instruments Sold
Guitars & Fretted Instruments, Print Music

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Bass Musician'S Lair
(301) 526-3631
13505 Ulysses Ct
Bowie, MD
Types of Instruments Sold
Print Music

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Musical Auditions: Hints and Tips

Auditions can be nerve-wracking - it’s all too easy to believe that you’re going into the lion’s den. But one important thing to bear in mind is that the people auditioning you WANT to like you. It’s not like TV talent shows where the judges are competing with each other to come up with the wittiest put-down. They have a job to do – to cast a show. They may look bored, but that’s because they’ve probably seen lots of people already and are worried they’ll never find the right person for a role. Having worked extensively as an audition pianist, I’m going to dispense some valuable tips.

1) Backing tracks or sheet music?

The vast majority of musical theatre auditions will have an audition pianist. Where this is the case, the use of backing tracks is frowned upon.

2) Material

You’ll probably have been told to prepare 2 songs – one up-tempo and one ballad. They may be specific and request these be of a particular period or style. Be confident of your selection, but get advice if you’re not sure if your songs fit the genre. If you can’t be bothered to find this out it comes across that you’re not committed. Don’t come in with a huge folder of titles for the audition panel to choose from – this is a frequent mistake, and wastes everybody’s valuable time. Auditions are nearly always running behind time, so the more organized and efficient you are the better. Quite often the panel will only want to hear one of your two prepared songs.

3) Preparation of your music

Here, you want to make your life easy. Photocopy your music and tape together the pages, so it can be opened out by the pianist. Dog-eared loose sheets make it difficult for the pianist to concentrate on playing, as do books that won’t stay open! Make sure the sheet music is in the correct key – don’t assume the pianist will be able to transpose at sight. If you are making cuts or there are repeats in the music, mark them clearly and confirm them with the pianist. Also make sure you have practiced with the sheet music so you know exactly how it sounds – arrangements of pop songs are particularly notorious for sounding nothing like the original recording.

4) Ready to perform

Be courteous to the pianist – they’re there to help you succeed in an audition. Make sure you tell them how fast or slow the music should be played – don’t assume they know the song. If the pianist plays the piece a little too fast, just slow your singing and they should follow your tempo if they’re worth their salt! The most important thing is for you to be confident of your performance. If anything should go wrong – just keep going! That sometimes happens in a show, and you can’t just stop and say “can I start again?” It’s a good indication of how you cope with difficult situations that can present themselves in an acting job.

5) Finished!

Don’t worry if you are cut off before your song finishes – this doesn’t mean they don’t like you, but as mentioned earlier auditions are often running behind schedule, so they simply don’t have time to listen to the whole song. However, you can help yourself here by ensuring the song isn’t overlong in the first place. If you can cut the song down to one verse and one chorus that’s usually a perfect length.

You MAY be asked if you have any other songs with you. Now you can get out your folder of other songs – just not before this point.

Make sure you thank the pianist, regardless of how well they played – they may be the musical director!

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